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Results: Victor Ortiz halts Saul Corral during main event of eventful PBC on FS1 action

Victor Ortiz made light work of his journeyman foe to endcap an exciting night of televised boxing

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Following a 15-month hiatus, former 147-pound titlist Victor Ortiz overwhelmed journeyman Saul Corral via fourth-round KO from the Rabobank Theater in Bakersfield, California.

Ortiz (32-6, 25 KO) appeared sharp throughout, regularly stunning his upright challenger with straight left hands which ended Corral’s (25-10) bid to flourish before a worldwide audience.

The main event of Sunday’s PBC on FS1 concluded with 1:28 remaining in round four.

After securing his third win during a protracted four-fight span, Ortiz offered these quotes regarding his latest return and future possibilities:

“I was hit by a few punches, and was like woah. I know it’s my first fight back in a year and three months, and that’s just the beginning... There’s a lot of names out there, but at this time I’ll let Al Haymon guide my career.”

While Ortiz excelled vs. handpicked opposition following a knockout loss to Andre Berto, the part-time actor nonetheless appears readied for a full in-ring comeback.

In featured undercard action, once-beaten Nathaniel Gallimore (19-1-1 16 KO) punished favorite Justin DeLoach (17-2), scoring two knockdowns of his brash foe before DeLoach slumped on his stool and was deemed unable to continue following the fifth round.

Weeks of verbal quips led to heated fistic exchange between each junior middleweight hopeful. Though, using his gloves, Gallimore forcefully announced his 154-pound arrival and now resides among the division’s fringe contenders.

At 29, Gallimore owns an impressive six-fight KO streak against ever-improving competition.

Rounding out the night’s televised card: 2016 Olympian Carlos Balderas (2-0 2 KO) defeated Edgar Amaro Fajardo. And in an action-packed featherweight battle, Adam Lopez (8-0 3 KO) gained a majority 6th round nod against formerly undefeated prospect Paul Romero (7-1-1).

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